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Forecasting About the Future

Deconstructing Yuval Harari’s Silly Forecast of AI’s Future Impact: Part two
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Will A.I. ultimately make free market economics obsolete and destroy democracy in favor of digital dictatorships? Well, forecasting, “especially about the future”, is hard. Jay Richards returns to further discuss Yuval Harari’s prognosticating and along the way gives reason to hope for a far more promising future, grounded in the resilient and reinventing human self.

Show Notes

  • 01:33 | Creativity and chess
  • 05:00 | Homo Sapiens, Homo Deus, and the fate of mankind
  • 05:35 | Mistaking philosophical debates for debates about technology
  • 06:25 | Forecasting about the future
  • 07:55 | Reinventing ourselves
  • 09:45 | Dilbert and talent stacks
  • 11:40 | The rise of digital dictatorships
  • 13:30 | Hordes of bots

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